Asked on Aug 5, 2016

How to grow hostas ?

R.vedselRozmundKim6634721
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What are some tricks to do to get hostas to grow beautifully?
9 answers
  • Irene.dauphin
    on Aug 5, 2016

    Make sure they have full shade. Water once or twice a week only.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on Aug 5, 2016

    There are no tricks or secrets to grow Hosta. They prefer more shade then sun. Newly planted ones should be well watered until established. After the first year of established growth feed them with a water soluble fertilezer in the begging of the season. Through the season be alert for slugs and snails as they are a bad culprit.

  • Karen
    on Aug 5, 2016

    They do not like full sun, but mine are growing in the sun. We add banana peels and coffee grounds to ours and that makes them grow so good. We do not fertilize them because they like the potassium from the banana's. I have a friend in Wichita and her's are huge. Good luck

  • Danielle Roberts
    on Aug 6, 2016

    Shade, and read Karen from Plattsburg's post. Sounds good to me.

  • Lisa Pfeiffer
    on Aug 6, 2016

    Get some copper mesh wire to put around them in the spring. The slugs won't eat holes in the leaves.

  • Marian Dove
    on Aug 6, 2016

    I'm with Irene , the trick is SHADE I had some in a row which show me the ones in shade were beautiful the other pitiful.

  • Kim6634721
    on Aug 6, 2016

    All of the above are pretty much what you need to do to them. After a couple of years you can split them in half, they tend to grow very large; I had some that grew over three feet in circumference.

  • Rozmund
    on Aug 6, 2016

    These answers are all just great....I do have one thing to add regarding watering...if you don't already have a drip irrigation system installed, which would not drown and rot the root system which is very lush.....water overhead allowing the rivulets to run down the leaves to the base of the plants....BUT MAKE SURE THEY TURN IN FOR THE NIGHT DRY.....for me that means early morning watering, even if there is a heavy dew.....this helps to deter the slugs, as well.....I have watched a slug travel up a plant it didn't want to get to a plant it did want...they are not as dumb as they look....when I go slug hunting, it is in the early morning, they are tired from traveling all night, the morning dew makes it easier for them to get around...and they hide in the grass we lovingly tend to frame our flower beds......as soon as the sun shines they hide until evening......I am in stealth mode with a container of salt water to "pick and plop"... using my medical rubber gloves for easy grabbing...then I just peel them off and dispose along with all of those dead slugs.....

  • R.vedsel
    on Jun 27, 2020

    cedar mulch with I little 10=10=10

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